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IPL 2021 Match 4 Preview: RR Vs. PBKS; Who will win the match?

The fourth match of this season will start today i..e 12 April,2021 at 7.30pm at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Sanju Samson led Rajasthan Royals and KL-Rahul Led Punjab Kings will clash with each other at Mumbai stadium. So you can expect a run-fest from the underachievers teams of the last IPL2020 season.

The tournament will be telecasted live on Star sports network and will be live-streamed at Hotstar+disney App.

RR Vs. PBKS

Head-to-Head Details – RR Vs. PBKS in IPL 2021

Overall

Played – 21 | Rajasthan Royals– 12 | Punjab Kings – 9 |N/R – 0

At neutral venues

Played – 8 | Rajasthan Royals – 4 | Punjab Kings – 4 |N/R – 0

Overview of both the teams RR Vs. PBKS in 2021 IPL

Punjab Kings

Do you remember the 5 shocking sixes that tewatia hit cotreill in just one hour? But unfortunately we do not expect such outstanding performances from Punjab Kings as west Indies are not the part of the team anymore and has been replaced by some other players.

Yet again Punjab Kings has got some exciting replacements and they look to have maintained the balance between top batsman and paced bowlers.

Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith are the great strengths to the bowling department .

The players like Malan that have performed brilliantly in T20 tournaments will be the part of this team.

PBXS Weakness: They have always lacked in Bowling !

Rajasthan Royal

Undoubtedly Rajasthan Royals has always got top performing batsman and bowlers. But there has always been a problem in consistency. With players like Morris this year, an all rounder player; we expect they will perform much better.

We hope Sanju Samson, The new captain will bring some luck to the team.

Weakness of RR’s: Consistency in performance

Probable Playing XI:

Rajasthan Royals

  • Ben Stokes
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra
  • Sanju Samson (capt, wk)
  • Jos Buttler
  • Riyan Parag
  • Shivam Dube
  • Chris Morris
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Andrew Tye
  • Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat

Punjab Kings

  • KL Rahul (capt, wk)
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Chris Gayle
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Moises Henriques
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Jalaj Saxena/Saurabh Kumar
  • Riley Meredith
  • M Ashwin/Ravi Bishnoi
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Mohammed Shami

On Bench

RR(Rajasthan Royals)

Liam Livingstone/Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat/Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Chetan Sakariya, Jofra Archer, Mustafizur Rahman, KC Cariappa, Mayank Markande, Kuldip Yadav

PBKS( Punjab Kings)

Mandeep Singh/Shahrukh Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Dawid Malan/Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda/Sarfaraz Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Fabian Allen/Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Saurabh Kumar, Prabhsimran Singh, Utkarsh Singh, Ishan Porel, Riley Meredith/Jhye Richardson, Darshan Nalkande

Weather details

Mumbai Weather Forecast in Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Match 4 IPL

Pitch Report: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

The pitch has always favored batsmen. So bowlers have to struggle to perform on this pitch.

Dew may affect the performance in the 2nd inning. So, the team playing in the 1st inning is likely to get an advantage. 

What you can expect?

Both the teams are underachievers and were at the worst economic rate of 8.3 last season. It was Tewatia that performed exceptionally well in death overs and took the opponents down.

Jofa Archerers is in the news as he’ll be unable to perform in the first four tournaments as he has some injuries in the elbow and underwent finger surgery in the UK. he is likely to be replaced by one of them Mustafizur or Tye.

  • Probable Best Batsman: KL Rahul, the PBKS captain and Orange Cap holder of IPL 2020 owns a decent performance record against RR. Also. he holds a record of 390 runs at an average rate of 55.71 and strike rate of 125.40 respectively.
  • Probable Best Bowler: Chris Morris, the speedster Chris Morris will play for RR this time. He knows how to play with bat and ball really well. He holds an economy rate of 6.88 and has taken 13 wickets against Punjab Kings.

Our Prediction: Who will win the match?

As per our reviews and team performances throughout all the IPL seasons in history; Punjab Kings(PBKS) are on the brighter side of winning.